Five factors to consider when choosing an internet provider
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Five factors to consider when choosing an internet provider

Choosing a new internet service provider can be a tough decision. Here are five factors to consider to make sure you pick one that best meets your needs.

Imagine life without slow internet. Life without buffering. Life without dropped calls. Life where you can download that HD movie in seconds and share it with zero lag time. All this and more can be your new reality when you choose your next internet service provider with careful consideration. 

If your day-to-day life relies on quality internet coverage (which it probably does), you should talk to your family about what factors are important to you when choosing an internet service provider (ISP). As more of our lives move online, and as we continue to work, learn and play at home, having a great internet connection is critical. You want a strong connection, fast speeds and reliable customer service. But let’s face it; with so many providers out there, it can be tough to decide which one is right for you.

Let’s start with the basics. Fiber internet is the way to go if you’re looking for a new internet provider. Ting internet uses fiber optics instead of aging copper wires, resulting in a faster and more reliable internet experience. Plus, you can get up to one gigabit (1,000 Mbps) of bandwidth, which would give everyone in the house the power to do what they want, whenever they want, all at the same time. 

Along with opting for fiber internet, here are five key factors you'll want to consider when choosing your next ISP.

  1. Convenience

The Internet of Things (IoT) isn't just a catchy phrase; it's the reality of modern world. Smart home devices like thermostats, refrigerators, security systems, HVAC units and even lightbulbs can all be connected through the internet to make life easier. However, it takes a robust internet infrastructure to handle the bandwidth your "things" require over the course of just one day. Fiber internet provides you with lightning-fast speeds, ensuring your connection isn't affected by multiple devices accessing it.

  1. Speed

If you've been asking yourself, "What is internet bandwidth, and why does it make a difference?" here are the answers you seek. Bandwidth is the amount of data that can be transferred over a given period of time and is usually measured in megabits per second (Mbps). The more bandwidth your internet provider can deliver, the more quickly and efficiently you can do whatever you want. Additionally, most providers have an asymmetric connection, where your uploads are much slower than your downloads. With Ting fiber internet, you have a symmetrical connection. That means you can upload at the same lightning-fast speed at which you download.

  1. Security

Considering how much of our lives we have connected to the internet, we all want to be safe online. The best internet providers offer robust safety features, including parental controls, time limits and blocking of certain websites. Of course, being safe and secure on the internet isn't just for kids. Learn more about how you can beef up your passwords, and consider using a secure VPN as you browse.

  1. Reliability

With remote work and e-learning options increasing, having an internet connection that you know will work day in and day out is crucial. Greater bandwidth allows multiple devices in your home to accomplish internet-intensive tasks without anyone bogging down the connection. This means you can be on video calls at work while the kids stream television without any interruptions or lag. 

  1. Affordability

You shouldn't have to break the bank to get quality internet service. When you're choosing an internet provider, make sure they offer unlimited monthly data with no caps on usage at a fair price. Ideally, you'll want to avoid contracts or termination fees as well. With Ting fiber internet, you’ll have no commitments. We also don’t believe in any hidden fees whatsoever. We promote clarity and give people the info they need to make informed decisions.

Congrats! You’re now all set to make an informed choice and set yourself up for success with a capable fiber internet connection that will provide you with fast, reliable internet. Check your address to see if Ting internet is in your neighborhood.

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